Raylene Bosier, Brent Runyon and Ella Smith.
Raylene Bosier, Brent Runyon and Ella Smith. Photo courtesy of KCC.

The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society awarded three Kellogg Community students prestigious awards in March.

In East Lansing March 13 at an All-Michigan Academic Team awards ceremony, Raylene Bosier, of Delton, Brent Runyon, of Tekonsha, and Ella Smith, of Battle Creek, were awarded honors by the PTK. The group is responsible for several campus and community-wide projects each year, as well as representing KCC at conferences and other leadership development initiatives.

KCC President Dr. Paul Watson, Vice President for Instruction Tonya Forbes, Vice President for Communications and Advancement Eric Greene and Student Success Librarian and PTK advisor Rebekah Love accompanied students that were nominated by KCC Student Life Director and PTK advisor Kristin McDermott at the awards ceremony.

Not all students have the privilege to be a PTK member. For students who wish to be in PTK, they are supposed to meet the criteria. According to PTK advisor Kristin McDermott, “Students become eligible to join PTK when they have completed 12 credit hours at a community college and have a 3.5 GPA or higher. We send out invitations to join twice a year – once in fall and once in spring.”

New KCC students who have good grades should meet and discuss with Kristin McDermott for more information because there are a lot of benefits to joining PTK.

According to McDermott, “PTK membership has multiple benefits. Members are entitled to wear a stole at graduation (which is like a fancy scarf that denotes they are PTK members and have accomplished great academic success at KCC). Members also have access to PTK international’s online resources, which range from free online leadership development trainings to scholarships that apply to any number of paths, associate degree through doctorate! Those scholarships are all done under a general application twice a year, so you apply once through their site and it automatically applies to everything you’re qualified for.”

PTK student membership is a for life once a student joins PTK and if a student’s GPA slips below the minimum, PTK advisors will help them to keep their membership.

For more information about PTK, visit ptk.org.